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Stephen Kirkpatrick

Wildlife photographer Stephen Kirkpatrick has published more than 3,500 photographs in books and magazines worldwide and also published 11 solo pictorial coffee table books. His work has earned international acclaim: in addition to his many other honors and accolades, he has twice been named a winner in the prestigious International Wildlife Photographer of the Year. His latest book, Sanctuary: Mississippi’s Coastal Plain, is a tribute to the rare and endangered species and habitats of the Mississippi Coastal Plain.

Check out his Oxford recommendations below.

city guide:
Oxford, MS
landmark
The Lyceum at Ole Miss Library
"I would say the best sunset comes from the top of the Ole Miss library.  It’s one of the highest spots in town and if you can get up there, it’s all the more special.  Don’t tell them I sent you though!" - Sam Kendricks
1 Library loop, University, MS 38677
outdoors
The Grove
The Grove is the legendary tailgating area located at the center of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) campus. It is approximately 10 acres in size and takes its name from the oak, elm, and magnolia trees surrounding the area.
1848 University Ave, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
landmark
Rowan Oak
Rowan Oak, also known as William Faulkner House, is William Faulkner's former home in Oxford, Mississippi. It is a primitive Greek Revival house built in the 1840s by Robert Sheegog.
916 Old Taylor Rd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
shopping
Square Books
A well-regarded independent and historic two-story book store with a balcony and café located on The Square.
160 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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food
Snackbar
Chic bistro and oyster bar serving Southern-inspired French fare and cocktails to be enjoyed over live music.
721 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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Ajax Diner
Southern cooking and cocktails served up in a funky, family-friendly joint amid string-lights and a bar.
118 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
food
Boure
Bustling eatery with balcony seating serving up Creole fare and drinks in casual digs.
Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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Taylor Grocery
"Just outside Oxford, the catfish at Taylor Grocery is still a favorite, although it can be hard to get it now that it’s been 'discovered.'” - Stephen Kirkpatrick  
Taylor Grocery, 4 First St, Taylor, MS 38673, USA
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Big Bad Breakfast
Quaint cafe devoted to breakfast serves creative twists on classics, house-cured bacon, and more.
719 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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